Rooibos plays a part in reducing stress levels

Rooibos plays a part in reducing stress levels During 2012 researchers at the biochemistry department for Stellenbosch University discovered that Rooibos is able to reduce the production of Cortisol, a steroid hormone secreted by the adrenal gland also known as a stress hormone, which may prevent a number of stress-related diseases. Professor Amanda Swart and her team of researchers from the university, found that Rooibos contains components that can help alleviate stress and anxiety. Rooibos extracts and compounds were tested in the laboratory on adrenal cells that were stimulated to mimic a stress response similar to that which occurs in ... Read More

Children healthy by drinking Rooibos tea

Keeping children hydrated and healthy on a daily basis is often a serious challenge for Moms nationwide. Iced Rooibos tea has been proven by researchers to be a natural, delicious thirst quencher, providing sustained health for consumers of the beverage. Order here! Children kept healthily hydrated and healthy by drinking Rooibos tea Mothers across the country are often concerned as to whether their children are receiving enough of the right kind of liquids to ensure they are hydrated throughout the school day. Correct hydration is just as important as ensuring children receive healthy nutrition since even mild dehydration can lead ... Read More

The anti-diabetic potential of Rooibos

  More scientific evidence shows the anti-diabetic potential of Rooibos A team of South African researchers has found additional evidence suggesting Rooibos may be beneficial in countering Diabetes. According to findings published in the July 2013 edition of Phytomedicine, Rooibos can counteract insulin resistance in muscle cells. Dr Johan Louw, of the South African Medical Research Council (MRC), says the researchers found that an aspalathin-enriched Green Rooibos extract, increased glucose uptake in these cells, made insulin-resistant through treatment with a saturated free fatty acid (palmitate). He says an excess of saturated free fatty acids in the bloodstream is associated with ... Read More